School District News

CLYMER, N.Y. — Interviews for an interim superintendent for the Clymer Central School District will begin next week.

According to an agenda posted on the CCS's website, members of the board of education will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. An executive session for the purpose of interviewing candidates is the only item on the agenda.

The Clymer district is working with Dr. David O'Rourke, district superintendent of Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, to assist them in the search.

The resignation of CCS Superintendent Ed Bailey was accepted during a special meeting on Tuesday with Bailey's last work day being Monday, Sept. 30.

CCS board President Ed Mulkearn said the district will have a replacement by Sept. 30 and the district will then focus on finding a permanent replacement for the leadership role.

Bailey — who took over as interim superintendent on Feb. 3, 2017, and shortly thereafter signed a three-year contract with the district through June 30, 2021 — said not sharing the same vision with board members is what prompted his resignation.

Bailey, who had two more years left in his three-year contract, reached a separation agreement with the board. He will receive a one-time separation benefit payment from the district of $20,000. The district also agreed to pay Bailey $3,656.25 minus applicable withholdings for unused personal and sick days.

Bailey's salary as interim superintendent was $123,259.35 and then increased to $135,000 for the first year of his three-year contract.

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